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Starting in Spring semester?

Postby lawschool4 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:53 pm

I know some law schools that have spring admission, but I don't know if its a good idea?

Can someone please explain to me what the disadvantages are for starting in the spring semester?

Thank You

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North
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Re: Starting in Spring semester?

Postby North » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:12 pm

The disadvantage is that nearly all schools offering Spring admissions are not schools you should want to go to at all. To illustrate, they include: Baylor, Cal Western, Cardozo, Cooley, Drake, Florida Coastal, Golden Gate, John Marshall, Puerto Rico, Quinnipiac, Roger Williams, St. John's, St. Thomas, San Diego, South Texas, Stetson, Thomas Jefferson, Washburn, and Whittier. Not smart places to spend two-hundred grand.

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Re: Starting in Spring semester?

Postby vpintz » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:56 pm

North wrote:The disadvantage is that nearly all schools offering Spring admissions are not schools you should want to go to at all. To illustrate, they include: Baylor, Cal Western, Cardozo, Cooley, Drake, Florida Coastal, Golden Gate, John Marshall, Puerto Rico, Quinnipiac, Roger Williams, St. John's, St. Thomas, San Diego, South Texas, Stetson, Thomas Jefferson, Washburn, and Whittier. Not smart places to spend two-hundred grand.


Drake doesn't have a Spring start, as far as I know. Just sayin'.

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Re: Starting in Spring semester?

Postby bahari2010 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:27 am

North wrote:The disadvantage is that nearly all schools offering Spring admissions are not schools you should want to go to at all. To illustrate, they include: Baylor, Cal Western, Cardozo, Cooley, Drake, Florida Coastal, Golden Gate, John Marshall, Puerto Rico, Quinnipiac, Roger Williams, St. John's, St. Thomas, San Diego, South Texas, Stetson, Thomas Jefferson, Washburn, and Whittier. Not smart places to spend two-hundred grand.


Golden Gate discontinued its Spring admissions program (called Mid-Year Admissions) after the Spring 2008 semester because it just wasn't attracting that many applicants anymore...so they only offer August (Fall Semester) admission.

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Re: Starting in Spring semester?

Postby greenant » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:15 pm

bahari2010 wrote:
North wrote:The disadvantage is that nearly all schools offering Spring admissions are not schools you should want to go to at all. To illustrate, they include: Baylor, Cal Western, Cardozo, Cooley, Drake, Florida Coastal, Golden Gate, John Marshall, Puerto Rico, Quinnipiac, Roger Williams, St. John's, St. Thomas, San Diego, South Texas, Stetson, Thomas Jefferson, Washburn, and Whittier. Not smart places to spend two-hundred grand.


Why would someone not want to go to this law schools?

I will be applying to Baylor for this upcoming spring semester ('13). I have not even started filing the paper work and am already feeling nervous. Due to some recent events I am scared it has hindered my possibility of being accepted to any law school for that matter.

I am dilligently preparing for the LSAT. My goal is high 160s, with a 3.25gpa. 4 years of working experience and various challenges due to my socioeconomic status and English being my second language. I hope I get a chance to prove myself after some recent shenanigans.

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Re: Starting in Spring semester?

Postby cinephile » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:55 pm

Well, I don't go to a school with a spring start, but I can think of some difficulties. Like, a lot of firm positions begin in the fall, but if you started in the spring, you'd end in the fall. Similarly, I don't know how many bar prep courses have live programs in the winter, which is when you'd graduate and thus want to start studying. Also, when would you do OCI, after only one semester? That's a lot of pressure to base your whole career on one semester's grades. Also, you'd be working your 1L summer without really knowing any law, although even if you completed one year you wouldn't really know any law either, so that doesn't matter. Also, what would you put on your resume, graduation expected in fall 20xx? This might confuse employers as to whether you're a part-time student or in a dual-degree program.

It just seems more complicated to me and that there are some difficulties to deal with, but no real advantages.

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Re: Starting in Spring semester?

Postby Oklahoma2014 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:37 pm

I do not start until this fall but did at least consider starting this past January. One disadvantage, at least with the law school I was considering, is that students who started in the spring weren't a seperate class on their own. Rather, they simply jumped in with the current 1L's. So this semester you would be struggling along as a first semester student, while your classmates had a semester of law school behind them. Not sure how many schools do this, but it did not sound very attractive to me.

Now, on the flip side, come this fall you would be grouped in with the incoming 1L's and so you would have the advantage of them.

Overall, I considered it, but looking back I am now glad that my December score arrived a few days too late to begin that program.

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Re: Starting in Spring semester?

Postby A Swift » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:53 pm

lawschool4 wrote:I know some law schools that have spring admission, but I don't know if its a good idea?

Can someone please explain to me what the disadvantages are for starting in the spring semester?

Thank You


I'm just saying', you could do better.

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Re: Starting in Spring semester?

Postby Bgibbs » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:43 am

A Swift wrote:
lawschool4 wrote:I know some law schools that have spring admission, but I don't know if its a good idea?

Can someone please explain to me what the disadvantages are for starting in the spring semester?

Thank You


I'm just saying', you could do better.


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